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    ...This process has degenerated to heaping invective and abuse. Not long ago, Sandeep Dikshit of the Congress party called the army chief a sadak ka goonda (road-side ruffian). Now, historian Ramachandra Guha has given an imperious shut-up call to the current army chief (‘General speaks too much’, IE, November 9). What is worse is that he has also lampooned Field Marshal KM Cariappa, an iconic figure of the Indian Armed Forces. Cariappa was its first Indian chief and established firmly its apolitical and secular traditions and its ethos of duty, honour, country. Guha seems to suggest that Cariappa was somewhat of a peacetime soldier with no worthwhile combat achievements. This is a preposterous suggestion. ...

    Indian Express on Nov. 11, 2017, 1:13 a.m.